Archive for the ‘Traveling with Oxygen’ Category

The Department of Transportation (DOT) released the Final Rule “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel”. Attempting to deconstruct the complex manor in which these rules are disseminated by the DOT and FAA is the design of this post.  In the most basic sense what the DOT final rule does is to allow any […]

The FAA – Federal Aviation Administration released on June 7, 2010, the Positive Testing Results for Portable Oxygen Concentrators.  Contained in the Press Release is the Department of Transportation (DOT) final rule “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel” (effective May 13, 2009) which contains air carrier requirements regarding the use of respiratory […]

In a press release dated January 6, 2010 (full press release seen here)  the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that passengers needing medical oxygen now have the option of using four additional portable oxygen concentrators while traveling, whichs brings the total number of approved units to 11. The newly authorized devices are: DeVilbiss Healthcare’s iGo International Biophysics […]

Part 2 – Traveling with oxygen in your car – portable oxygen concentrators. In our first two posts on traveling while on oxygen therapy we looked various methods of travel and the types of oxygen therapies available.  Our first post, Choosing the best Portable Oxygen Therapy when traveling by car looked at applicable  oxygen therapy […]

Part 2 – Driving with oxygen  in your car – compressed gas versus liquid oxygen Our first post on traveling by automobile while on oxygen therapy (see here) looked at the extended traveling a motor home affords you and the choices you have when selecting your oxygen delivery system. In this post we’ll take a […]

Part 1 – Traveling with oxygen in your Motor Home or RV We are often asked what is the best portable oxygen concentrator to travel with when in an automobile.  Seems straight forward enough, and the answer is in the details of your specific trip and your personal oxygen therapy requirements.   The best portable oxygen […]

In the last part of this short series i want to talk about another common occurrence that can cause a Oxygen Patient to feel as if they are not receiving the correct amount of oxygen. Although not every Oxygen Patient uses a humidifier with their delivery system, some in dryer climates will opt to use this to […]

For part two of the Oxygen troubleshooting guide I want to talk about how the tubing can play a part in the concentrator functioning properly. Generally when you use oxygen you have some tubing that connects from the Oxygen Concentrator to the delivery method (Cannula or Mask).   The tubing can come from all different manufacturers, with different […]

We receive this question a lot!!  I’m going from A to B, how many batteries do I need to take on my trip.  The short answer to that question is more than you think.  The variables of battery life of each individual POC (portable oxygen concentrator), the variables of the prescriptions, and the variable of […]

Have you ever wondered if you could bring your own portable oxygen on a plane with you while you travel?  Well, the answer is no,….and yes. Firstly, absolutely not if you are stuck using a liquid oxygen system.  Liquid oxygen is not allowed on planes, period. If for example, you wanted to bring your own […]

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If you have any questions about oxygen concentrators, liquid oxygen, portable oxygen, you have come to the right place. Whether you are lookiing to buy a POC, rent a POC for a trip, or understand how what that alarm means, you have come to the right place. Since 1992 we have immerseed in all things Oxygen Therapy, here you will find not only a users perspective, you will find the technicians perspective! Welcome!!